Postpartum Cardio, Core & Conditioning Exercises

I know first hand (three times over) how hard it can be to start exercising again after having a baby. An all inclusive program is going to be your best option for getting stronger after having a baby. At this point, thousands of postpartum women have done my 4th Trimester Workout to slim down, tone…

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My Cardio Rules for Pregnancy

I get asked all the time about what pregnant women should keep in mind while doing cardio during pregnancy. These are the “rules” that I recommend following during all of your prenatal workouts, but especially while performing cardio exercises. Use The Talk Test Years ago (like in the 1980’s) the rule of thumb was that…

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Get Sweaty for Self-Care

I bet you’re surprised this wasn’t first on my list of self-care ideas. It’s definitely an essential one, but not a daily occurrence like writing and hydrating are for me. Although my goal is to workout 5 days a week, I try to get sweaty (get my cardio on) at least 2-3 times a week. The…

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Sweat Like the Irish!

What? Sweat like a red-faced beer drinking Irish bloke? LOL That’s what you might picture when you picture the Irish but having grown up going to Irish festivals and entering Red-Haired Freckle Face contests (Yes, that really happened once. Thanks Mom.), I can tell you that those Irish steppers have some fierce bodies! Yes, you’ll…

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FREE FUN FALL WORKOUT

Fall is here but it definitely doesn’t feel like it here in Santa Monica! Even though the leaves aren’t falling, I’m reminded of my favorite fall activities growing up in the midwest. I created these exercises when I was living in Chicago and pregnant with my oldest, Landon. Hence, my sister modeling all the exercises.…

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30 Day #SayNoToCrunches – Week 4

Dun, dun,dun . . . Here it is: the final week of the 30 Day #SayNoToCrunches Challenge! This final week is called “Finish on Your Forearms,” and I’m guessing it will probably feel like the hardest week yet. But have no fear!  Just remember to take breaks when you need to, but DO NOT give up now…

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